I'm a freelance writer and editor whose work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Vice, Salon, Glamour, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Refinery29, and more. I hold degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which I use mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics.

7 Subtle Ways Women Experience Gaslighting On A Daily Basis

You might have heard gaslighting described as an emotional abuse tactic in relationships. But the use of gaslighting — when someone convinces someone else that they're being delusional or irrational in order to gain power over them — goes beyond…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Common Fears & The Best Places To Go To Finally Face Them

It's super common to have a phobia, whether it's spiders, snakes, heights, public speaking, or something else. And for lots of people, these phobias are scary but don't really impact their lives. Others, however, crave the sense of freedom that…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Signs You Need to Put Your Health First

We live in a fast-paced culture that teaches us to put work above all else. But there are times you need to put your health first — as in, before anything else. Without your health, you can't have anything, so if your work is important to you, your…
By Suzannah Weiss

How To Talk To Your Partner About Porn

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea of their partners watching porn. But the thing is, so many of us have done it, and discomfort is often an invitation to explore your own psychology. Talking to your partner about porn can bring you closer,…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Things Medical Professionals Want You To Know Before Taking Antibiotics

If someone has an infection or is suspected to have one, the most common thing for doctors to do is to prescribe them antibiotics. However, many believe that the overprescription of antibiotics is becoming a problem. Antibiotics have the potential…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Ways Toxic Masculinity Hurts Our Sex Lives

You often hear about how standards of femininity hurt women's sex lives by discouraging them from expressing their sexuality or asserting their needs in the bedroom. But toxic standards of masculinity hurt men's sex lives — and everyone's — just as…
By Suzannah Weiss

The Weirdest Things People Search For When They Shop For Sex Toys Online

When shopping for sex toys, different people have different needs. Some want to enhance solo sex, some want to bring toys into the bedroom with their partners, and some... want non-existent products like "argue dildos" and "handcoffins." To find out…
By Suzannah Weiss

I Tried This Berry Elixir To Make My Period Regular & Here's What Happened To My Cycle

To say I have an irregular period would be a massive understatement. It would be more accurate to say it's practically missing. Ever since I had an eating disorder from ages 15-18, I've been going months between periods — how many months, there's no…
By Suzannah Weiss

What Happened When I Went On A Quest To Figure Out My Past Lives

I consider myself a pretty logical person. I have a neuroscience degree, and I try to approach everything with skepticism. But... I kind of believe in past lives. I've had the intuition that they exist since I was six. I'd never heard of the concept…
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Questions To Ask Every New Sexual Partner For The Best Sex Possible

There's a widespread misconception that you shouldn't talk about sex, even with the people you're having sex with — not before you have it and certain not during it, lest you "ruin the moment." But the only way to have good sex is to talk about it.…
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Things It Could Mean If You Have UTI Symptoms But Negative Test Results

Over half of women get a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some point in their lives, but even more experience symptoms of one. Sometimes, people will have all the telltale signs of a UTI — a constant urge to pee even when nothing's in there, burning…
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's What Experts Want You To Know About About Doubling Up On Birth Control Methods

No birth control method is effective 100 percent of the time, which can be nerve-wrecking if you're trying to avoid pregnancy. Will doubling up help, then? What about tripling up? Are certain birth control combinations more effective than others? Do…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Subtle Ways Women Are Shamed For Their Sexuality On A Daily Basis

There's nothing wrong with any woman's sexuality. Full stop. There's no right or wrong way to look, sound, or act in bed. There's no right or wrong number or type of people to sleep with. There's no right or wrong sexual act to be into.…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Ways To Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

Caffeine can make you feel awake, energetic, and on top of the world. But it can also make you anxious, irritable, and unable to sleep. If it tends to have the latter effect on you, you don't have to make it through the mornings without any…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Things You Should Never Let Anybody Tell You About Yourself

Growing up in our culture, we're taught to trust our parents, our teachers, our doctors, and other authority figures. We're not always taught to trust ourselves. This does us a disservice, because there are things nobody knows more about than you…
By Suzannah Weiss

3 Ways To Use Tantra To Strengthen Your Love Life

After participating in one of relationship guru Londin Angel Winters' sacred snake ceremonies and learning her philosophies on sex, gender, and love, I had to read her and her partner Justin Patrick Pierce's book, The Awakened Woman's Guide to…
By Suzannah Weiss

32 Women Reveal The Most Ridiculous Things Doctors Have Told Them

Sexism is not just damaging to women's mental health — it can hurt their physical health as well. Research has shown that doctors take women's pain less seriously. As just one example, women with abdominal pain are forced to wait longer than men…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Mental Health When You Have A Chronic Health Condition

People with chronic health problems usually receive help from their doctors to minimize physical pain, but they're not always told anything about the emotional pain of living with a chronic health condition. While 10-25 percent of women in the…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Psychological & Physiological Reasons Your Heart Is Beating So Fast

It's normal for your heartbeat to speed up when you're excited or nervous or have just had a cup of coffee or exercised. But if your heart is racing all the time or at random times throughout the day, it's time to explore medical causes that could…
By Suzannah Weiss

I'm In A Long-Distance Relationship & Here's Why I Actually Love It

I spend about half my time living with my partner, and the rest of the time, we're in long-distance relationship. I love our time together, but I also love our time apart. It's taboo to admit it, but I don't want to be around my partner all the…
By Suzannah Weiss